Social Media Firms Opposed to Employee Liability Under IT Rules: Study

Social media companies have expressed strong objection to the provision to hold chief compliance officers personally liable for failing to meet norms under the IT Rules as it may lead to increased censorship by the platforms, an industry study said on Monday. The IT Rules of 2021 mandate social media platforms to appoint a Chief […]

Donald Trump’s Social Media Firm Said to Receive Subpoenas From SEC

Donald Trump’s social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising a cash infusion needed to take on Twitter. Trump Media & Technology Group received subpoenas from a grand jury in […]

54 Percent in India Turn to Social Media for Factual Info, Says Study

As many as 54 percent of people in India turn to social media when looking for factual information, according to a global study by Oxford University Press (OUP). The research-led campaign ‘The Matter of Fact’ looked at the level of understanding of how truths are identified and sources validated. Despite concerns around misinformation and false […]

YouTube Music to Support Android 12 Media Recommendations: Report

YouTube Music has reportedly started rolling out support for Android 12 media recommendations feature that shows the recent albums and playlists, enabling users to directly start music playback. The new update will show users three recently played tracks in the compact card, while opening quick settings will show six songs, the report added. The compact […]

Social Media Should Act in Accordance With Indian Laws: MeitY

The Indian government’s proposal to set up a grievances appellate panel follows several complaints that social media platforms are not adequately redressing the issues raised by the people, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT held an open house discussion with stakeholders on a draft notification to […]

Refrain From Advertising Online Betting Platforms, I&B Ministry Tells Media

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Monday advised the print, electronic and digital media to refrain from advertising online betting platforms, saying betting and gambling are illegal in “most parts” of the country and pose significant financial and socio-economic risk for consumers. The ministry said the advisory has been issued in larger public interest and […]

IPL Media Rights: Amazon Pulls Out of Bidding War, Says BCCI

The much-anticipated duel between Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani for acquisition of one of world’s costliest sporting properties won’t materialise now as OTT giants Amazon on Friday pulled out of IPL media rights bidding, scheduled to start on Sunday. Reliance Industries Limited owned Viacom18 is considered to be one of the strongest contenders both in […]

India Revises Rules for Social Media Companies to Protect Users’ Rights

India on Monday reissued new rules on social media companies that it proposed then abruptly withdrew last week, making no changes but explaining that the law was needed because the companies had violated Indians’ constitutional rights. The country last week released a draft of changes to its IT law that would require companies to “respect […]

US Supreme Court Puts Hold on Texas Law on Social Media Censoring

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put back on hold a controversial Texas law barring social media platforms from “censoring” posts based on viewpoints. The law threatens to essentially make it a crime for social media platforms to curb hate speech or bigoted tirades, or even point out when posts are demonstrably false. Political conservatives […]

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